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Forum topic by DoctorHandtool posted 06-05-2020 02:17 AM 1596 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DoctorHandtool

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06-05-2020 02:17 AM

Ok I’ve owed 1000s of Stanley tools. $2800 millers patent planesCountless rare items and planes mint in the box. Had the Walter guide know the whole history of Stanley . Plane types, even parts of type studies never published and….....

I can’t figure out what Stanley tool this is or what it is for one side has a cast hump split down the center with a set screw….other side has a rectangle shape nickel plated borders stippled inside area with slot where a large let screw turned by finger looks like a depth adjustment on no.62 or earlier 220s 140s says Stanley a nickel plated rule is what the adjuster is for to lock and unlock for sliding a piece of nickel plated steel 3/4 inch wide 1 inch long protrudes as a ruler with graduations marked With verticalinstead of horihzontsl numbers.

Is it real common and I feel dumb but seriously can’t figure it out or find another one. No it doesnt have a no. Like most everything Stanley made.

Please help please know what it is

-- “Let the wood tell you”


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#1 posted 06-05-2020 02:48 AM

Looks like it could be a marking gauge or scribe tool. Patrick Leach might be able to help. He buys and sells tons of old Stanley tools and publishes a list of what he has for sale every month. I didn’t see anything like it in the June list. You can contact him on his page at http://www.supertool.com/index.htm. He may be interested in buying it from you if you are interested in selling.

Please post back here what you learn once you find out.

Gary

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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#2 posted 06-05-2020 03:06 AM

I forgot about him I’ve been out of the game a while . I talked to Donnelly but apparently he has people working for him a girl named Liz .
The first person I thought of was a Walt at Brass City when I went to his page I found out he had passed . It made me sad was such a good guy and taught me lots about tools how to sell tools and treat customers. Plus he knew a lot about music. I talked to him daily online only met him twice.

I know who would know but I don’t know if he’s still around or on this forum Todd Hughes if anyone has his info I’d like it I lost all my contacts years ago but I still have a lot of old tools and really neat stuff all the time to sell and I buy too it really is a slope slipped fast although I slipped all the way down years ago and am almost a Handtool Jedi that’s why this is hurting my pride. I was the only one at an auction here to know what a rounding jack is . lol thanks for the reply I appreciate it .

-- “Let the wood tell you”

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#3 posted 06-05-2020 03:35 AM

I’d ask Jim Bode. I have no idea, almost like butt gauge type of idea, but makes little sense to me. Maybe it was a tool the factory used for making/setup of production tools.

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#4 posted 06-05-2020 03:03 PM

The split base makes it look like it’s part of some larger assembly and not an independent tool in it’s own right. That would explain the lack of a model number.

Maybe a depth gauge for a plane that can flip out of the way?

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#5 posted 06-05-2020 03:25 PM

I wonder if it’s part of an old odd jobs tool.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#6 posted 06-05-2020 03:53 PM

I don’t think it’s odd jobs maybe part of something lager but it seems complete almos like the slit fits the cheek of a plane and screw to hold it but what would three rule do it’s only 2 inches

-- “Let the wood tell you”

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#7 posted 06-05-2020 04:03 PM



The split base makes it look like it s part of some larger assembly and not an independent tool in it s own right. That would explain the lack of a model number.

Maybe a depth gauge for a plane that can flip out of the way?

- Madmark2

I’m thinking the same. If it had more modern printing for Stanley, I’d think it might be some sort of attaxhment for when they made power tools, but this is much earlier than that er.

I would send a pic to Patrick Leach or to Jim Bode, and one of them might be able to help.

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#8 posted 06-05-2020 04:07 PM

Maybe not so much to set hinges on doors with…..but the “stops” in the door’s jamb? Set the gauge to the thickness of the door being installed…..the two pieces on the “underside” would hold a cutter, to scribe the line.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#9 posted 06-05-2020 11:23 PM

Looks like it’s a piece off something else.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#10 posted 06-06-2020 11:55 AM



Looks like it s a piece off something else.

- Don W

Thought so to, looked through every picture on Patrick Leach’s site, but did not see anything close or anything this might attach to!

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#11 posted 06-06-2020 04:45 PM

It’s a Stanley No 7 pitch adjuster for adjusting levels.

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#12 posted 06-06-2020 10:04 PM

Thanks, and it looks to be a very handy item!

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#13 posted 06-06-2020 10:36 PM

Well looks at that.
And only 1$ each I think I’ll buy a couple before they sell out.

-- Aj

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#14 posted 06-07-2020 12:09 AM

I love this site!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#15 posted 06-07-2020 02:41 AM

Well done, Johnny7! Dan (489tad) is right. I love this site.

I don’t know if this is a representative value for the tool, but one site is selling one for $350.

https://www.jimbodetools.com/products/very-rare-stanley-no-7-level-pitch-adjuster-for-metallic-levels-71917

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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